It’s officially Spring in many parts of the world and it is soon to be wedding season – the months between late spring through early fall when many couples tie the knot.
Whether African or not, the continent presents scenic spots for those looking to add thrill and adventure to the already amazing feat of tying their nuptials.
Below are 5 prime destinations on the continent for those looking. They will surely wow couples and the family and friends who share that special day with them.
Zanzibar is a tropical island located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania. Popularly known as Tanzania’s Spice Island, Zanzibar has powder white sand beaches and turquoise blue waters. With its African and Arabian aesthetics, this island is a magical retreat for a wedding or honeymoon.
Close to Zanzibar is Mnemba Island, on its north coast. The Africa Odyssey website calls it one of the most exclusive destinations in Africa and the island has been voted among the top three romantic beach locations in the world by Condé Nast.
Island of Mozambique
The Island of Mozambique is a small coral island located at the edge of Mossuril Bay in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. The island is known for its striking architecture of Arab, Indian and Portuguese influence, which makes it an extravagant location backdrop for those sentimental wedding moments and photo-ops. Some notable buildings on the island include the governor’s residence from 1763 until 1935 that now serves as a museum, the chapel of Our Lady of the Ramparts, the church of Our Lady of Mercy, and St. Paul’s Palace.
Mauritius Island is known for its palm trees, white sandy beaches, blue lagoons and coral reefs. Knowing this, the country has built numerous scenic wedding locations from which couples can have their dreams come true. Along with beautiful white sandy beaches, the tropical island has lush, verdant mountains that rise up from the clear waters of the Indian Ocean.
The island is also a world-renowned destination spot for honeymooners.
The Maasai Mara is one of the best wedding destinations for those looking for a safari romance. With open savannah plains, breathtaking balloon rides, luxury lodges, and abundant wildlife, the Maasai Mara is the most famous wildlife conservation in Kenya and known to put on the “Greatest Animal Show on Earth”.
To add, traditional Maasai warriors escort visitors on the property. The Maasai Mara is located about 157 miles southwest of Nairobi along the Tanzanian border and the Serengeti National Park.
Ngorongoro Crater is known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” and is the site of the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, located in Ngorongoro, Tanzania. Couples get to experience an authentic Maasai wedding on the rim of the crater with local chief dancers and a choir. Wedding ceremonies can be performed on Crater floor or on the panoramic terrace of the lodge. What an epic way to tie one’s nuptials.